Historic Aviation Quiz - British test pilots edition

Question 1 of 10

Which British test pilot is credited with flying the greatest number of types, and how many is it?

Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown, 487
Bill Waterton, 512
Mike Lithgow, 321
Bill Pegg, 436

Question 2 of 10

Which pair were responsible for conducting the majority of the sole Gloster Meteor F.8 Prone Pilot’s testing?

Historic Quiz - August 18

Stanley Cockerell and Les Colquhoun
William 'Bill' Else and Eric Franklin
Frank Broome and George Bulman
Joan Hughes and Bill Humble

Question 3 of 10

Roland ‘Bee’ Beamont is best remembered for conducting the first flights of three world beating jets, but what were they?

de Havilland Vampire, English Electric Canberra, and Vickers VC10
Gloster Meteor, de Havilland Crab, and Folland Gnat
English Electric Canberra, English Electric P.1 and BAC TSR.2
Saunders-Roe SR.53, Saunders-Roe SR.177 and Hawker Hunter

Question 4 of 10

What test pilots is reported to have said: “I don't want anything touched!” on climbing out of the prototype Supermarine Spitfire?

Historic Quiz - August 18 1

Joseph ‘Mutt’ Summers
Jeffrey Quill
Ernest 'Dave' Glaser
Hedley 'Hazel' Hazelden

Question 5 of 10

On February 6, 1948, test pilot William ‘Bill’ Waterton set a new world 100km closed circuit air speed record of 524.95 mph. But what aeroplane was he flying?

Gloster Meteor IV
Supermarine Scimitar
de Havilland Venom
Hawker P.1052

Question 6 of 10

What aeroplane was Geoffrey de Havilland Jnr piloting when it broke up while carrying out high-speed tests over the Thames Estuary on September 27, 1946 – resulting in his death?

de Havilland DH.88 Comet
de Havilland T.K.2
de Havilland DH.71 Racer
de Havilland DH.108 ‘Swallow’

Question 7 of 10

Which British test pilot was responsible for guiding the first British-built Concorde into the air on April 9, 1969?

Historic Quiz - August 18 2

Neville Duke
Brian Trubshaw
Desmond 'Dizzy' de Villiers
John Cochrane

Question 8 of 10

What feat is test pilot Ronald Thomas Shepherd best known for?

The first British pilot to land a helicopter in the grounds of Buckingham palace
The first British pilot to exceed Mach 2
The first person to fly an aircraft powered by the Rolls-Royce Merlin
The first pilot to fly the Granger Archaeopteryx

Question 9 of 10

What aeroplane was Gloster chief pilot Gerry Sayer flying when he disappeared on October 21, 1942?

Hawker Typhoon
Desoutter Mk.I
Gloster E.28/39
Messerschmitt Me 262

Question 10 of 10

Avro test pilot Roly Falk was rebuked for rolling an aeroplane at Farnborough’s Society of British Aircraft Constructors sow in 1955. Which type was it?

Avro Athena
Avro Airspeed
Avro Vulcan
Avro Tudor

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